Will we see thunderstorms in Alexandria, Virginia this Sunday July 27, 2014?
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The 2nd Community Meeting of the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. The meeting will be preceded by an open house beginning at 6:30 PM for the public to view background material presented at previous meetings.
At the meeting, members of the community will actively participate in a planning workshop to define the desired future for the Eisenhower West Area. The community will be establishing the vision for what the area should become in the next 25 years. Therefore, members of the community are strongly encouraged to attend and participate.
The meeting agenda and materials will be posted later this month on the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan website at www.alexandriava.gov/eisenhowerwest. For additional information or to get involved, contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850.
Weeks ago, I re-introduced the Saturday palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on Red Brick Town. During the week, I post things going on in the neighborhood, about road closures, and news/events happening in the Alexandria, Virginia community. So I thought maybe one post during the week could just be for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.
For this week, given just how much Alexandrians LOVE their pets (especially dogs), here is a video going viral of a schnauzer who hadn’t seen its owner in two years and literally passes out from happiness. According to the video, the schnauzer, Casey, was taken to the vet and is 100% okay.
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 25-27 with service adjustments on the Red Line only beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Silver Line service begins Saturday, July 26 at noon. Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.
Tonight is the farewall Mr. Gadsby Happy Hour at Gadsby’s Tavern, a Market Square concert at 7:30 PM, and Sonny Landreth is at the Birchmere tonight! Click this link for details and for more happenings around Alexandria.
The ad was created as a celebration of the Silver Line, and features the song “Escapee” by Architecture in Helsinki. The dance movements were choreographed by Michael Stokes, a D.C. resident, and the ad was filmed at the new Wiehle-Reston East station, inside the transportation center on the north side of the station, and in the neighborhood adjacent to the station. It includes thirty dancers from the National Capital Region – ages 8 to 78 – including Mr. Leo, a 78-year-old resident of Forestville, Maryland, who credits his longevity and great dance moves to healthy living.
Fifteen Metro employees are also featured – including bus and rail operators, Metro Transit Police, station managers, and car maintenance staff – all of whom have been recognized for their dedication to safety and exemplary customer service. Also included are two local business leaders – Michael Caplin, Executive Director of the Tysons Partnership, and Jim Corcoran, President and CEO of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.